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Old 10-14-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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This is how I know times are hard.

When you have to put a car tire on your bike...
Times is hard!
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:56 PM   #3
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So...is the handling different?
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #5
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It's not mine, it's I guy I know. He has been riding that way for awhile.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:03 PM   #6
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Seen a BIG guyon a stretched busa at pp1 with the same thing lol
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:14 PM   #8
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It's called the dark side.
Numerous touring riders install them on Goldwings, Concours, etc.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:27 PM   #9
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It feels really wierd at first. But ya only really notice it pushing the bike around
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Seen a BIG guyon a stretched busa at pp1 with the same thing lol
is he a black guy with a silver helmet on a silver busa? if so, i saw him earlier this week on highway 6 near westheimer going north on my way home from work. i was surprised to see how flat his rear tire was (no )
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its not unheard off. car tires last longer (might be cheaper too). the gentleman who taught the advanced MSF rocked some car tires on his cruiser. he said his next plan was to put on a tractor tire on the front.
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So a $130 car tire is cheaper than a $130 bike tire. I wonder if it's cheaper than a $50 take off.
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Car tire will last like 50k miles
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No one hasnt answered question yet. IS THE HANDLING DIFFERENT?!
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No one hasnt answered question yet. IS THE HANDLING DIFFERENT?!
I think they thought you were joking.
Of course the handling is different. In a bad way.
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How can you knock it if you haven't tried it?

Handling etc is going to depend on the bike it's placed on, air pressure and other variables.
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My dad runs a car tire on the back of his Victory Vision........I couldnt really notice a difference in handling the last time i rode it, and its going to last 4x as long as the touring tires for a bike that big
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No one hasnt answered question yet. IS THE HANDLING DIFFERENT?!
At first it is until you get used to it. After that it is a matter of playing around with tire pressure to get the feel you are looking for. Friend has a car tire on his Rocket III, once the sidewalls loosen up you can't tell the difference. Looks weird in the corners from behind -you can definitely see the edge of the tire making contact with the road.
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